Some shows are known for taking a big risk and killing off a main character. However, the tragic death of a key player in real life is something one never can, or wants to, expect. Because when an actor dies, it isn’t just the passing of an icon. Their untimely deaths also throw plans for their project on TV and film into disarray.
As the cast, crew, producers and fans of Riverdale mourn the series star Luke Perry—who died on March 4 at age 52, days after suffering a massive stroke—, we remember 8 other celebrities who died during production and how the show/film handled their shocking passing.
Spoilers ahead. Also, bring tissues.